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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
Recent Activity
March - In response to Hamas's horrific attack on Israel that killed 1,200 and took 240 hostages, Israel launched an attack on Gaza that has caused 28,000 deaths so far. This ongoing massacre against Gazans, who cannot defend themselves, includes the deaths of an estimated 12,000 innocent children, many of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2024 at 2020 Action
As advocates for children's rights, we are reaching out to share a unique opportunity that allows each one of you to play a part in recognizing the extraordinary efforts of courageous children around the world. KidsRights annually awards the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize to a child who fights for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2024 at EarthAction
February - True: Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. However, if you add the climate damage done by the leakage of methane, especially at the gas wellheads, natural gas is even worse than coal. A 12/29/2023 NYT graph shows the global temperature is not only rising, but at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2024 at 2020 Action
“I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction… I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2024 at EarthAction
January - The situation in Gaza is critical. Oct. 7 is the day of the horrific massacre of Israeli civilians by Hamas. That day, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged "revenge". The next day, his senior advisor Mark Regev called for "payback". On Oct. 10, Israel's Defense Minister Gallant announced a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2023 at 2020 Action
December 2023 - In the 2015 Paris Accords the countries of the world committed to cut Greenhouse Gases (GHG) sufficiently to keep the global rise in temperature below 1.5 Celsius or 2.7 Fahrenheit. New research projects that we'll blow right past these levels by 2028. In the meantime, the U.S.,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2023 at 2020 Action
The Climate Governance Commission (CGC) yesterday released Governing our Planetary Emergency. This is a ground-breaking report which highlights that current policies are failing to address the global climate emergency, and which puts forward a platform of climate governance proposals in order to ensure more effective cooperative action to limit global... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2023 at EarthAction
November 2023 - Ever since the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), nonproliferation has been the central pillar of U.S. nuclear policy. So it is extremely disturbing that the Biden administration is now negotiating a dangerous three-way deal with Israel and Saudi Arabia. The deal would: a) establish diplomatic relations between... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2023 at 2020 Action
October - Big corporate polluters and their friends are pushing an extreme agenda as the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate consider the 2024 federal spending plan. Some Representatives are proposing extreme spending cuts to programs that keep pollution in check. The House Republican majority has drafted budget... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2023 at 2020 Action
We are excited to share the latest updates on the International Children’s Peace Prize 2023! As you may know, the International Children's Peace Prize (‘ICPP’) is the most important award given to a young changemaker who has made an exceptional difference for the rights of the child and the position... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2023 at EarthAction
September - The Price-Anderson Act was enacted in 1957. It kickstarted the nuclear power industry and has limited the liability that nuclear power companies would pay in a disaster to about $13 billion. The Fukushima and Chernobyl disasters are costing in the hundreds of billions of US dollars. Nineteen of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at 2020 Action
August - Natural gas has long been promoted as a "bridge fuel", to use while renewables are not yet widely in place. The reason is that it burns more cleanly than oil and coal. But a new study published on July 19, 2023, in Environmental Research Letters, states that this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2023 at 2020 Action
In our latest post, we asked our Country Managers to describe a best practice example from their countries that began with an effort to advocate for a policy change and resulted in a change in government policy. The effort needed to have certain characteristics such as a focus on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2023 at EarthAction
July 2023 - The news from Washington about arms control isn't always bad. Recently, Secretary of State Blinken and President Biden have renewed efforts to bring China into arms control discussions. Proposals include advance notification of missile tests, improved crisis communication channels, and committing not to hand over launch authority... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2023 at 2020 Action
NGOCSD-NY in association with its partners present: "Action Solutions & Partnerships to Revitalize Our Oceans" Thursday, June 29, 2023, 1pm - 3:30pm, EDT Our annual observance for UN World Oceans Day / Month this year will include a panel of experts with their innovative initiatives for revitalizing our Oceans. Together,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2023 at EarthAction
June 2023 - The Environmental Protection Agency has opened a public comment period on its draft proposal to reduce emissions of CO2 and other pollutants from US power plants. The proposal concerns existing coal-fired power plants and new plants powered by natural gas. Over the years, the EPA has issued... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2023 at 2020 Action
May 2023 - In 1949, in its first action, the United Nations voted in favor of the elimination of nuclear weapons. Being the only nuclear state, the US refused. Then the Soviets managed to get nuclear weapons, and soon after, also the UK, France, and China, to a total of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2023 at 2020 Action
As one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Indonesia has committed to using its sustainable transition to drive green and inclusive growth. Recent steps by President Joko Widodo in the lead-up to Indonesia hosting the G20 summit in November 2022 underscore the country’s ambition to reduce its emissions – including releasing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2023 at EarthAction
When we think about the future of our planet, it’s easy to focus on the problems. Today, we invite you to see the solutions. READ THE 2022 IMPACT REPORT Our global community has grown into a mighty force for our ocean. Across 165 countries, thousands of youth, entrepreneurs, mentors, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2023 at EarthAction
April - There have been positive developments in America’s efforts to meet national climate goals. Technological innovations have radically reduced the cost of producing renewable energy and we are turning from fossil fuels to renewables. The Inflation Reduction Act will funnel over $400 billion into subsidies to Americans to buy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2023 at 2020 Action
Filing of petition and complaints at the regional office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera (NCIP-CAR) Dam-threatened Kalinga tribes along with advocates trooped to the regional office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples- Cordillera (NCIP-CAR) to petition the dams proposed along the Saltan river in Kalinga. Indigenous peoples... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2023 at EarthAction
March - The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is a legislatively-mandated review undertaken by each President that establishes U.S. nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture for the next five to ten years. In October 2022, President Biden made public the unclassified version of his NPR. Before becoming President, Joe Biden... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2023 at 2020 Action
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution late last night (Feb 23), calling for an end to the war and demanding Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine, in line with the UN Charter. Coming just hours before the war entered its second year, the resolution was adopted under the Uniting for Peace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2023 at EarthAction
Opportunities to do better in preventing war, securing peace and protecting the planet. As we approach February 24, the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with no end to the war in sight, it's important to not only push more resolutely for an end to the invasion, but to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2023 at EarthAction
February - In the US, individuals directly control roughly half of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the rest is under the control of industry, agriculture, and governments. The Paris Accords of 2015 adopted a goal of a rise in temperature of at most 1.5C (2.7 Fahrenheit), because we've all seen what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2023 at 2020 Action